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Words & Numbers
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Words & Numbers touches on issues of Economics, Political Science, Current Events and Policy. Each Wednesday we'll be sharing a new Words & Numbers podcast featuring Antony Davies Ph.D and James Harrigan Ph.D talking about the economic and political aspects of current events.
 
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FEE AudioXP
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Foundation for Economic Education is bringing you recordings of lectures from its events so that you can be a part of FEE anyplace and anytime.
 
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FEEcast
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The Foundation for Economic Education proudly presents our weekly show FEEcast, a lively and intelligent exploration of today’s most interesting stories and issues through the clarifying lens of economic thinking.
 
A weekly dip into the waters of foreign policy to consider how events overseas affect the United States.
 
We discuss News, Politics, Economy, Crybaby snowflakes, Culture Wars, and add gasoline to the political/social fire.
 
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This Week In Zoltan
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This podcast is the weekly audio journal of Comedian Zoltan Kaszas where he talks about anything and everything that has amused and or annoyed him over the last 7 days.
 
A podcast from IRIN's newsroom in Geneva Level 3 — the UN designation for the world's most severe humanitarian crises — brings you an inside look at the conflicts and natural disasters that leave millions of people in need each year, and the policies and people who respond to them. Join IRIN’s journalists in the aid policy hub of Geneva and in global hotspots to unpack the stories that are disrupting and shaping lives around the world.
 
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As the saying goes, if you want less of something, tax it. Recently, a House bill was proposed that would raise the taxable income cap for Social Security to about $400,000. Although there seem to be many reasons to cheer, would this create unintended consequences? What could be done instead? Is privatization the way to go? Join James Harrigan ...…
 
If life is an inalienable right, does that take the death penalty off the table? Is there really a need for social safety nets? Taxation, the Articles of Confederation, the Postal Service, and more come together this week as James Harrigan and Antony Davies explore their ambivalence (it doesn’t mean what you might think it does) on many controv ...…
 
From adopting more conservative definitions of gender identity to instructing the State Department to spend more time focused on old-school 'natural law' rights, protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities appear to be under threat in the U.S. Victor Madrigal-Borloz is a U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and researches t ...…
 
Only twice has the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a president, and never has the Senate voted to remove an impeached president from office. People tend to think of impeachment as a judicial tool that should be used rarely and only when a president has broken the law in some egregious way. But impeachment was designed as part of the che ...…
 
This week I'm talking about turning 32 and celebrating with my mom which felt age appropriate. I also saw a bad dad, a baby pushing a lady in a wheelchair, I bought a couch, opened an IRA and more. Enjoy!Song Of The Week: God Was Never On Your side by Motorhead
 
If the federal government disappeared, would there still be a United States? Does every country fall on a spectrum between two extremes, capitalism and communism? Are there any good reasons to restrict voting rights? This week, James Harrigan and Antony Davies answer questions about the subjective theory of value, debts to society, guns vs. but ...…
 
This week I'm talking about visiting Puerto Rico for the first time, learning that it's "Cardsharp" NOT "Card shark", The best fighters nickname "Shoeface!" Arnold taking a drop kick, strongmen answering steroid questions and more, enjoy! Book recommendation: Champion Of The World by Chad DundasTickets for San Jose: https://snowcatsproductions. ...…
 
Americans, as individuals, carry a lot of debt. But don’t panic! Not all debt is created equal, and not all debt is necessarily a bad thing. Some debt—like mortgages, vehicles, even some college degrees—can be good debt. There are also bad kinds of debt, too. But the thing about individual debt is that it’s the individual's responsibility and r ...…
 
The current U.S. effort to economically weaken and diplomatically subdue Iran seems like the very definition of a “maximum pressure” campaign. But maximum pressure doesn’t mean optimal pressure. If the U.S. wants Iran to engage in new talks to replace a 2015 nuclear deal, is the current approach the best way to go about that? What makes a succe ...…
 
This week I'm talking about taking Sudafed, a couple calling an uber 10mins into my set, knocking the Irish at a minor league hockey game and the passing of pro wrestler Sliver King. Song Of The Week: Cringe by Matt Maeson
 
Lately, headlines seem to focus on big companies that pay no corporate taxes. However, most of those big companies are still paying payroll taxes. So, have these big companies actually paid their fair share? Americans have their own tax burdens as well. How do we measure a fair tax for all incomes? How do people define what “fair” means? Join J ...…
 
Investigative reporting by Reuters has unearthed a multi-billion dollar African gold smuggling operation through the United Arab Emirates. That gold is one of many natural resources that leave Africa without any revenue making its way back to the people of Africa – or should we say, anyone but Africa’s ruling elite. This week on Wake we’ll talk ...…
 
There’s no such thing as a free lunch or, in this case, a free college education, despite the promises of certain presidential candidates. The federal government already guarantees student loans. But what would happen if we just forgave all that student debt? What would it take, politically speaking, and what would it cost? And what’s the value ...…
 
Many college students seem baffled or even outraged by opinions that differ from their own. We hear phrases like safe spaces, trigger warnings, and virtue signaling. What’s going on? Has the same psychology that caused religious persecutions returned? Has it infected the majority of students and faculty across the country, or just a vocal few? ...…
 
This week I'm catching you up on the last three weeks! From almost dying in an Uber to getting felt up at the Seattle airport to my travels in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne. I also got to meet singer Tim Foust and had the lady from the sun setter retractable awning commercial reach out. Song Of The Week: Live Wire by Motley Crue…
 
Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for Russia’s development of the Arctic earlier this month. He predicted commercial use of a northern sea route connecting Europe and Asia via the Arctic Ocean would increase four-fold by 2025 and he promised Russia would be there to make the new shipping lane “safe and commercially feasible. ...…
 
Getting paid for your blood—do you have any concerns? Many people are opposed to donors receiving compensation for ethical reasons. Should people only donate blood for altruistic reasons? Should we worry about exploitation? How much of America’s total exports are blood products? Join Antony Davies, James Harrigan, and their guest Peter Jaworski ...…
 
Read the headlines and you'd think the world is in chaos. American leaders have spent decades warning that the world is full of dangers, and that failing to address them – often at great expense in lives lost and dollars spent – could spell ruin for the United States. It's an odd refrain to hear from the most powerful nation on Earth, and as th ...…
 
Wage gap myths, middle class success, and hate crime statistics are examined this week in order to dispel the calls for a new social contract. In a society where the majority makes the rules, how do minorities prosper? Is it because of a social contract, is it the result of people being rational, or is it just people being nice to each other? L ...…
 
Israelis head to the polls in closely-watched elections next week, and if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reelected the Trump Administration is reportedly prepared to unveil a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan crafted by the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. But this is not the two-state solution deal long pushed by U.S. admi ...…
 
To learn more about the importance of entrepreneurship in society, join FEE and Georgia State University at their Perimeter College, Decatur campus. Through a series of compelling talks and hands-on activities, students will explore essential economic concepts to better understand how entrepreneurship and policies like free trade impact society ...…
 
To learn more about the importance of entrepreneurship in society, join FEE and Georgia State University at their Perimeter College, Decatur campus. Through a series of compelling talks students will explore essential economic concepts to better understand how entrepreneurship and policies like free trade impact society. Enjoy this talk by Anne ...…
 
Have you ever signed a contract without reading the terms and conditions? According to Elizabeth Warren, part of the “social contract” is to pay your fair share. But wait, what is the “social contract” that politicians and talking heads keep bringing up? Is it the consent of the governed? Is it written down? Did anyone actually agree to it? Enj ...…
 
This week I talk about my weekend in Nashville, Kid Rock dancing with the mayor, buying a new iPhone and doing my taxes. Its a fun one folks! Song Of The Week: Lay Down by The Devil and The Almighty Blues
 
The E.U. passed sweeping new online copyright legislation this week known as Article 13, handing a victory to ‘content creators’ over platforms like YouTube and Facebook that monetize content. Big players in music, film and media love the law. Others fear a world in which corporate media strengthens its hand while independent creators find thei ...…
 
538 Electors. 270 votes. Winner-takes-all! Well, at least for now. Colorado recently became the twelfth state to join an effort to award the presidency to the candidate who wins the most individual votes. But should the popular vote replace the Electoral College? Originally intended as a safeguard for the separation of powers, has this election ...…
 
Seven western states agreed this week share the waters of the Colorado River, something that’s proved difficult after two decades of drought. Success of the deal hinges on dramatically cutting water usage, but at least there’s a pledge to cooperate. Yet around the world, population growth paired with rising demand for water-intensive consumer g ...…
 
There are few occasions in life where you get the opportunity to meet a real hero. For us here at FEE, this week was one of those rare occasions. We had the utmost pleasure of interviewing Dr. Doan Viet Hoat at FEE headquarters in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Doan Viet Hoat spent 20 years in communist prisons in Vietnam for the unforgivable crime of loving ...…
 
The dominating online presence of Facebook, Google, and Amazon has often been called monopolistic. Government-enforced monopolies, such as Western Union and Ma Bell, have fallen before, but is Big Tech anything like those old companies? Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has even started a petition calling for the breakup of big tech compa ...…
 
This week we're talking about the impending flood in Iowa, loud breathers, latte sipping cowboys, elderly men renting cars, almost getting killed on the freeway and more! Enjoy!Song of the week: For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica with The San Francisco SymphonyUpcoming dates:3/28-3/30 Nashville4/3 Cleveland 4/4 Pittsburgh 4/6 Fort Wayne, Indi ...…
 
The U.S. military has been at war in Afghanistan for more than 17 years. “Combat Obscura,” a new documentary out today offers a rare behind-the-scenes look of that war, mixing combat footage with glimpses of the more mundane daily efforts by young American men and women to make sense of a complex culture and discern combatants from civilians. T ...…
 
This week I talk about my trip to the dentist and being told I brush like a child, my great week in Portland, eating steak at a strip club, being denied to give my name at a Resturant, the college scandal, and buy Boeing stock!Song Of The Week: Gary Clark Jr. - This LandTickets for Pittsburgh- https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3915157…
 
Live from Scottsdale, Arizona! James Harrigan and Antony Davies contend that the median income in the US puts Americans in the top 1 percent in the world. What does that mean? Only that these people can afford stuff that, roughly a century ago, had been considered luxuries: air conditioning, running hot and cold water, ovens, refrigerators, sta ...…
 
Anti-government protesters are in the streets of Algeria and Sudan. In Algeria, they’re angry with 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to seek fo fifth term in office, despite being too ill to even make a public appearance. To the east and south across the Sahara Desert, protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir are i ...…
 
This week’s guest, David Beito, professor of History at the University of Alabama, discusses the functions, benefits, and undoing of mutual aid societies. These private safety nets, like tontine funds and Masons, once widely provided services such as health and unemployment insurances, hospitals, housing for the elderly, and care for orphans. S ...…
 
This week we're talking about eating raw chicken, getting into fish oil, talking to a guy on cocaine, dudes wearing hot pink sneakers, Alex Jones on Joe Rogan, Cults, the deaths of Luke Perry, King Kong Bundy and more enjoy! Song Of The Week: Northern Lights by Death Cab For CutieTickets for Portland: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/407 ...…
 
Outer space isn’t about to be militarized, it’s been militarized for decades, and as China, Russia and the U.S. race to outdo each other in a new domain of battle, the world is waking up to the risks that war in space pose for everyone back on Earth. When destroying a satellite with a missile or laser can bring communications networks and finan ...…
 
This week, economist and theorist Warren Mosler joins James and Antony to explain the details of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). With 40 years of experience in finance and monetary operations, Mosler is a leading expert on MMT, is a co-founder of AVM—a brokerage, trading, and administrative services firm—and lectures on monetary economics around ...…
 
This week we talk about excellent youtube comments, not watching the oscars, San Diego sports, Russian Doll on Netflix and Outlaw King starring Chris Pine and his "Medieval Mullet" Well also talk about the passing of comedian Brody Stevens. Song Of The Week: Metallica, Veteran Of Psychic WarsBrody Stevens Comedy Central set: https://youtu.be/ug ...…
 
“Banishment is back.” That’s the assessment by one prominent legal scholar as countries start to strip terrorists of their citizenship – sometimes rendering them stateless in refugee camps in Syria and the world’s other distant battlefields. This week on Wake we’ll look at the legality and practicality of denationalization, and consider whether ...…
 
Discrimination happens every single day. Every human, in some way, makes a judgment about other humans and uses that judgment to discriminate, whether that be who they date, who they do business with, and, yes, who they hire and fire. Most discrimination is fine—necessary, even. But sometimes it crosses a line. Where is that line? How does it a ...…
 
This week I'm talking about how lovely the free breakfast at every hotel is, Italian restaurants and their shady looking children, my weird flight from Texas to Florida where I heard the quote "His belt is too tight, he needs a spoon!" Song of the week: Grapevine Fires by Death Cab For CutieAll live stand-up show info: www.zoltancomedy.com…
 
President Trump has named his selection to lead the world bank. David Malpass is a veteran of Ronald Reagan’s treasury department and the George H. W. Bush's State Department, but it's his more recent criticisms of the World Bank’s size and multilateralism in general that are turning heads. With America already pulling back from the United Nati ...…
 
The Outrage Engine that is social media and op-eds has set its sights on a new target: billionaires. Apparently, being a billionaire is a bad, bad thing. Billionaires should sit down, shut up, and meekly wait until we confiscate their wealth. For certain people of certain political beliefs, this sounds like a great idea. Because, after all, nob ...…
 
This week I'm talking about almost peeing on my cat Jessica, going to watch five hours of Muay Thai, getting my eyebrows threaded, The Day After Tomorrow being a documentary, Antonio Brown no longer a Steeler and more. Enjoy! Song Of The Week: Ariana Grande - Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredTickets for Portland- https://www.brownpaperti ...…
 
President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from a key 1980’s nuclear arms control agreement this month, accusing Russia of violating the INF Treaty for years and saying there was no reason for the U.S. to keep playing by the rules. Trump said maybe he could make a new deal with Russia and China, but if not, the U.S. would out-innovate and ou ...…
 
This week I'm talking about the super bowl, Adam Levine and his "Soft Tattoos" the Ted Bundy documentary on Netflix and The Fyre Festival doc. All that and then some, enjoy! Upcoming Dates: 3/7 Portland https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/40761224/3 Cleveland https://www.pickwickandfrolic.com4/4 Pittsburgh https://www.brownpapertickets.com/ ...…
 
Fun fact: the profit margin for most businesses is about 8 percent. When you’re talking about categories like restaurants and retail stores, that margin drops to around 2 percent. Yet, some people still seem to believe that all companies are perfectly capable of simply absorbing dramatic increases in their operating costs—namely, labor—with no ...…
 
The U.S. indicated the Chinese telecom company Huawei this week, accusing the firm of stealing intellectual property from T-Mobile. That's part of a larger U.S. complaint that China’s economic rise has been aided by the systematic pilfering of trade secrets from abroad and the funneling of that information back to domestic industries. This week ...…
 
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